Madawaska Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Madawaska, ME
Madawaska is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States.
Madawaska is opposite Edmundston in Madawaska County in New Brunswick, Canada, to which it is connected by the Edmundston-Madawaska Bridge. Today many of its residents speak French; 83.4% of the population speak French at home. Home of a large annual Acadian festival, Madawaska is the northernmost town in New England.
During the early colonial period, Madawaska was a significant meeting place and hunting/fishing area for the Maliseet (Wolastoqiyik) nation. Madawaska was at the center of the bloodless Aroostook War. The final border between the two countries was established with the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842, which gave Maine most of the disputed area, and gave the British a militarily vital connection between the province of Québec and the province of New Brunswick.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 56.5 square miles, of which, 55.7 square miles is land and 0.8 square miles (1.42%) is water. Madawaska is located beside the St. John River, the Canada – United States border. The town is served by U.S. Route 1.
As of the 2000 census, there were 4,534 people, 1,993 households, and 1,301 families residing in the town. The population density was 81.5 people per square mile. There were 2,362 housing units at an average density of 42.4 per square mile.
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